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On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day
Public Health policy: Local Health system, Health ministries
On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain: an EU-sponsored project available to help smokers stop smoking

This category includes hospitals, health service organizations, Ministry of Health, Smoking cessation clinics etc. Although SmokeFreeBrain project does not include pupils in its target group, given the high incidence of smoking in schools it may be useful to involve Ministries and organizations (parent associations) related to education.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Free, effective ways to help stop smoking.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain project seeks the most effective way to help smokers stop smoking, such as the use of neurofeedback, e-Cigarette and objective ways to evaluate the efficacy of each method

This category includes doctors, researchers, academics, statisticians working in public health (projects).

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Allow for proper evaluation of neurofeedback as a smoking cessation treatment, and objective evidence for effective intervention.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain project seeks the most effective way to help smokers stop smoking, hence help maintain healthy and productive staff and reduce costs related to sickness claims etc

This category includes:

  • pharmaceutical companies, neuroimaging companies working on nicotine cessation (eg Imanova who is working on MRI and e cig, e cig companies, Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association
  • insurance companies or industries where smokers are likely concentrated due to work stress, such police forces and bank clerks.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Effective ways to help stop smoking and maintain healthy staff

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain: EU-sponsored project available to assess the effectiveness of current and new ways of helping smokers stop smoking

This category includes smokers and social environment associated with smokers (family, friends and colleagues), ex-smokers, passive smokers, pregnant and lactating smokers who want to quit smoking.

What do we offer? New scientific based information on the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of current and new emerging ways to help smokers stop smoking.

What is requested? Participation in our pilot trials and engagement with SmokeFreeBrain initiatives and activities. Feedback and recommendations on work carried out in the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

How to get involved? Join the pilot through website registration page, join our Facebook and Twitter page.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain: an EU-sponsored project available to assess the effectiveness of current and new ways of helping smokers stop smoking

This category includes patients who are suffering from, have suffered rom and are associated with people who are suffering from heath conditions caused or linked to smoking (e.g. COPD, asthma, lung cancer, cardiovascular problems, sleep apnea). This category will include patients suffering from mental illness (e.g. depression, bipolar, anxiety, addiction, schizophrenia) where smoking is prevalent.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: New scientific based information on the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of current and new emerging ways to help smokers stop smoking.

What is requested? Engagement with SmokeFreeBrain initiatives and activities. Feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

Encourage patients to join the pilot through website registration page, join our Facebook and Twitter page.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain: An EU-sponsored research program is available for participation and collaboration

This category includes projects at universities and research institutes related to smoking cessation.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Participation and collaboration in an European research program

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium and specific talks in universities and research institutes to attract participation and collaboration.

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

SmokeFreeBrain: An EU-sponsored research program is available that is actively seeking to broadly disseminate its findings and form strategic collaborations with stakeholders in the smoking cessation arena (e.g. scientists, policy makers, industry)

This category includes organization of stand-alone workshops or as part of a bigger conference where SmokeFreeBrain researchers will present and discuss their findings and ideas with other scientists, industry and/or policy makers to enable dissemination and cross fostering of knowledge with the aim to develop new collaborations. Outreach activities (e.g. presentations) will be carried out by members of consortium to stakeholders (policy organizations, smoking cessation clinics, schools, universities, GPs, patient associations).

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Novel knowledge on efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of new and current smoking cessation methods and willingness to share and collaborate with targeted stakeholders.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

On 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day

We are glad to announce, that on 31st of May 2017, the SFB project is celebrating World No Tobacco Day with a series of parallel Project Events. Four project partner countries, Spain, Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria are organizing special sessions dedicated to the day without tobacco. For program download in PDF, please, click here For…

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World No Tobacco Day (Greece)

Το Εργαστήριο Ιατρικής Φυσικής του Τμήματος Ιατρικής του Αριστοτελείου συμμετέχει στον εορτασμό της «Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας κατά του καπνίσματος» με την ευκαιρία Συντονισμού του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος για τη διακοπή του καπνίσματος SmokeFreeBrain. Η ερευνητική ομάδα SmokeFreeBrain του ΑΠΘ με επιστημονικό υπεύθυνο τον αναπλ. Καθηγητής του Τμήματος Ιατρικής του ΑΠΘ, Παναγιώτη Μπαμίδη, διοργανώνει ημερίδα την Τετάρτη 31…

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Broadcasting at the Livemedia Broadcasting channel

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Livemedia Broadcasting channel. Watch the programme here

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News broadcasting at the Greek TV channel TV100

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek TV channel TV100 Watch the programme here

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News broadcasting at the TV channel ATLAS

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek TV channel ATLAS. Watch the programme here (12:40)

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News broadcasting at the Greek TV channel SKAI, programme ‘TORA’

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek TV channel SKAI, programme ‘TORA’. Watch the programme here (8/5//2017 – 1:17:00)

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News broadcasting at the Greek TV channel Vergina, programme ‘me-thetiko-prosimo’

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek TV Vergina, programme ‘me-thetiko-prosimo’

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News broadcasting at the Greek TV channel ERT3, programme ‘kathimerina-ke-apla’

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek TV channel ERT3, programme ‘kathimerina-ke-apla’ Watch the programme here (01:01:00)

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News broadcasting at the Greek radio channel ALPHA

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek radio broadcasting channel ALPHA and its webpage.

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News broadcasting at the radio channel ERT3, programme ‘Proto Programma’

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the radio channel ERT3 Listen the interview here:

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Press Release at the Greek Newspaper Voria.gr

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the national newspaper Voria.gr

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Press Release at the Greek Newspaper Macedonia

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the national newspaper Macedonia

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Press Release at the webpage of the Greek radio channel ERT3

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the webpage of the Greek radio channel ERT3.

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Press Release at the Greek Newspaper iefmerida

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the Greek Newspaper iefmerida focusing on Health topics.

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Press Release at the Greek Newspaper Dikaiologitika

The project Coordinator Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Northern Greece Neurofeedback Center, disseminated the SmokeFreeBrain project and the local neurofeedback and pharmacological interventions at the national newspaper Dikaiologitika

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SmokeFreeBrain study on the harm reduction effect of switching from smoking to e-cigarettes

Work from SmokeFreeBrain study on the harm reduction effect of switching from smoking to e-cigarettes presented at the BNA 2017 in Birmingham on Monday 10th April 2017 https://www.bna.org.uk/meetings/bna2017/poster-abstracts/ Abstract: PM078 – Monitoring the neurobehavioral and toxicological effects of the transition from smoking to e-cigarette use (A. Bailey)

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SO-LO-MO study presentation at University of Seville

On 28 March 2017 the psychologist Marco Mesa will present to the students at the University of Sevillethe SoLoMo study, to encourage the smokers to sign up to the trial The workshop organises the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital For more information please visit the website of the Computer Engineering faculty: https://www.informatica.us.es/index.php/noticias/43-anuncios/1890-charla-contra-el-tabaquismo-proyecto-smokefreebrain

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Massive Open Online Course on IoT for Active Ageing

On 3 April 2017 Taipei Medical University organises a Massive Open Online Course on IoT for Active Ageing. It will take place on the Future Learn online platform The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors – devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare…

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Project showcase at “Proyecto Hombre” foundation

In these sessions, SAS researchers showcased the SFB project and the So-Lo-Mo pilot at “Proyecto Hombre” foundation. “Proyecto Hombre” is a Spanish NGO devoted to the rehabilitation and treatment of addicts from a therapeutic and educational approach with more than 30 years of experience. There are three planned sessions (see dates below). About 20 people…

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SmokeFreeBrain Workshop

An introduction of SmokeFreeBrain pilots to medical doctors in Institute for pulmonary diseases of Vojvodina SmokeFreeBrain project consortium will have the opportunity to introduce the project concept and its goals as well as to present each individual pilot study scope and research objectives to the medical doctors in Institute for pulmonary diseases of Vojvodina. Medical…

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University seeks heavy smokers for landmark study on e-cigarette safety

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SoLoMo intervention presented at the Connected Health Data 2016 Winter School

The SoLoMo intervention was presented on 28th-30th November 2016 in Oulu (Finland) during the Connected Health Data 2016 Winter School A researcher from the University of Seville explained how the patient data feeds the health recommender system, and how that knowledge enables it to choose the best motivational message for patients. This presentation was done…

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“Bridging the gap between companies and students” Workshop

The SmokeFreeBrain project was showcased on 25 November 2016 during the “Bridging the gap between companies and students” workshop at the University of Seville. The objective of this event is to strengthen the relationships between companies and students from Health Engineering and Software Engineering degrees when approaching their last year of training throughout the generation…

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SmokeFreeBrain project and “Libre de Humos” App presentation at high school students

Science Week is the annual scientific event with the largest outreach in Europe. From November 7th to 20th, many research and knowledge organizations organize a wide range of scientific activities and performances for all tastes and ages. Members of the Technological Innovation Group (SAS partner) showcased the SmokeFreeBrain project and the “Libre de Humos” App…

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SoLoMo intervention presentation at the Health 2.0 Andalucia congress

Health 2.0 Andalucia gathers the healthcare sector stakeholders and IT lovers in Andalucia. It aims to improve the conditions of healthcare assistance using the new web technologies among others. Health2.0 wants to Foster health-related projects, providing them with more visibility. We are part of the international Health 2.0 network which has more than 90 local…

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SO-LO-MO clinical session at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville

SmokeFreeBrain partner SAS organised the first clinical session at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, Spain The objective was to explain the SO-LO-MO hospital´s smoking cessation program and to showcase the SmokeFreeBrain project More than 30 MDs and medicine lecturers participated

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Clinical session at Virgen del Rocío University Hospital

In this session Servicio Andaluz de Salud (SAS) researchers showcased the SmokeFreeBrain project and the So-Lo-Mo pilot to the Internal Medicine Unit at Virgen del Rocío University Hospital (VRUH). 30 specialists attended this session, showing their interest and providing valuable feedback to SAS researchers. Date of event: 10 Nov 2016

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Social-Local-Mobile intervention presentation at the Spanish National eHealth Conference

The Spanish National eHealth Conference took place on 14 November 2016 in Madrid, Spain. It included topics about clinical experiences, gamification, apps, big data, etc. At this Conference, our project partner USE presented the SmokeFreeBrain Social-Local-Mobile intervention. Event website: http://laesalud.com/congreso/

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Results and conclusion of the SmokeFreeBrain case study with a 22 years-old young and unemployed man

With the title: “Exploring the efficacy of Biofeedback Training in Smoking Addiction: A SFB study” the scientific team of Aristotle University presented at the SAN2016 Conference the materials and methods used for the first subject who participated in the Neurofeedback pilot in Thessaloniki, Greece. The results and conclusions are very interesting and real motivation to…

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SmokeFreeBrain Workshop Saturday, October 8 2016, Corfu Greece

Neuroscience of Addiction and Smoking Cessation – the SmokeFreeBrain Consortium We are proud to announce the 1st project Workshop! part of the #SAN2016 conference Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about the different intervention methods for smoking cessation that SmokeFreeBrain projects investigates. The inteventions will be about: Against smoking public service announcements…

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Presentation of SmokeFreeBrain to the PanAmerican Health Organization

The SmokefreeBrain project and especially the SoLoMo intervention presented at the PanAmerican Health Organization. Participants, decision-makers in the Americas (the PAHO representatives that support each country to implement Smoking Cessation actions) confirmed their interest in it, and look forward to know more about the results the pilot in April 2017

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SoLoMo App presentation at the largest Recommender Systems congress

Within the Smokefree Brain project, patients within the SoLoMo intervention will benefit from a Decision Support System (DSS). It will tailor motivational messages to help them stop smoking, and sends it to the Smokefree app they will have installed in their smartphones. During the 10th edition of the RecSys congress, in the “Workshop on Engendering…

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Design of two combined health recommender systems for tailoring messages in a smoking cessation app

We are proud to announce that on 15th-19th September 2016 our partners from UNISAP will present the technical part of the SmokeFreeBrain SoLoMo intervention at the International Workshop o n Engendering Health with RecSys co-located with ACM RecSys 2016. The event will take place in Boston, USA. click here to view more.

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The first graduated student! Thesis on results of the SmokeFreeBrain pilot concerning public service announcements.

UNISAP partner, at Sapienza University of Rome, obtained their first graduated student (master in cognitive neuroscience) on first results of the pilot concerning public service announcements (PSAs). The thesis publication article will be announced soon at IEEE EMBC 2016 proceedings (The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)

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SmokeFreeBrain project supports #san2016

SmokeFreeBrain project supports the Society of Applied Neuroscience Conference SAN2016, which will be held in Corfu Island, Greece, on 6-9 of October 2016. The #san2016 Call for Papers is now open! The deadline for abstract submission is June 20th, 2016 You may find more information at: http://www.applied-neuroscience.org/san2016/

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SmokeFreeBrain at the 6th International Conference on Digital health

The SmokeFreeBrain project partner USE presented at the 6th International Conference on Digital health http://www.acm-digitalhealth.org , the Learning Decision Algorithm (DMA) that helps increase long-term engagement with health apps among chronic patients and introduced its smoking cessation application that will be tested at the Smoking Cessation Unit of the Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Seville,…

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SmokeFreeBrain project meeting in Rome

A significant step towards the definitions of the protocols for SmokeFreeBrain smoking cessation interventions has been made during the 2nd General Assembly of SmokeFreeBrain project, on 25-26 January, kindly hosted by Sapienza University.

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SmokeFreeBrain H2020 project officially started

SmokeFreeBrain H2020 project has been officially started today for a challenging period of 36 months, with the aim to provide multidisciplinary tools for improving the efficacy of public prevention measures against smoking

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SmokeFreeBrain kickoff meeting in Thessaloniki

SmokeFreeBrain Kick of meeting 10-11 of November 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece Two days event hosted by AUTH in Thessaloniki, initiating a challenging 36 months project, involving 12 organisations from 7 countries, with the aim to Multidisciplinary tools for improving the efficacy of public prevention measures against smoking.

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